Friday, after Miles' first nap, we made the 20 minute trip out to have lunch with Maestro. By the time Maestro had to go back to work, Miles was getting restless, so we returned to the office to run off some energy.
As we entered the front door, we were greeted by every.single.person who works there (granted, that's like, 5 people), all cooing over Miles and excited to see him. Miles broke into the biggest grin I've seen in awhile, did a minor amount of pontificating in gibberish, and then ran straight to his Uncle Jim to be picked up.
Eventually, I managed to get past the foyer, so I could put my things down. :)
Miles spent the rest of the afternoon running from one office to the next, visiting each person in turn. He sat with Karla and Ashley as they ate their lunch. He played with Ashley's dog, Hunter. He ran in and had random conversations with Roger. But mostly? He could be found in Uncle Jim's office, just hanging out.
(Meanwhile, I re-organized my office to get ready for the impending year. But no one really cares what I did, right?) :)
After a couple of hours of that, Miles came back to me, crawled up in my lap, and fell into a deep sleep. What followed was the longest, most restful nap he's had in quite awhile. I am happy to report that my office is in some semblance of order, and Maestro and I have a plan of attack for the season. And Miles returned to his car seat without an ounce of complaint, talking the entire way home.
[In case you can't tell, I have decided to return to my position as Entertainment Assistant for the 2011 season. To balance that, however, I have opted not to perform. More to follow regarding that decision.]